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In 1956 a new electrical engineering text entitled Pulse and Digital Circuits (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956) appeared. The book, by Jacob Millman and Herbert Taub, was an immediate worldwide success. There are two reasons. It was one of the first American texts to open the door to pulse and digital waveforms and circuitsÂ¿the brand new and very extensive technology acquired during the World War II development of radar. It was an outstanding teaching book. It broke new ground in presenting unconventional electrical engineering material with wide breadth and clarity, coupled with a large number of applied problemns (more than 400). The book's successor, Pulse, Digital and Switching Waveforms (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965), by the same authors, is still in print-19 years after its initial publication. This paper describes the genesis of Pulse and Digital Circuits.